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Chocolate theft in North Yorkshire worth £20,000


9:17am 8th December 2010

High value chocolate theft – appeal for witnesses

Police are appealing for help to track down thieves who made off with off with £20,000 worth of chocolate.

It took place from a storage unit at a company on the Sherburn in Elmet Industrial Estate, between 2pm on Saturday 4 December and 7am on Monday 6 December 2010.

The thieves forced open the gates at the premises before breaking into the storage unit. They then stole four pallets of Dairy Milk “Moments”, a brand that is only available in the Republic of Ireland and not sold in the UK. Also taken was a pallet of “Hello Kitty” chocolate eggs. The boxes were removed from the pallets on which they had been transported.

The retail value of the stolen chocolate is approximately £20,000.

Police Constable Martin Temple, of the Response Team at Sherburn in Elmet, said: “As Dairy Milk Moments aren’t commercially available in England they will be easily identifiable as stolen.

“I would like to remind people that it is an offence to knowingly buy stolen goods and if they are offered any of this chocolate they should contact the police immediately.

“I ask that if you know where the chocolates are now or have any information about the thieves who committed the burglary that you contact me as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone who can help officers with this enquiry is asked to contact PC Martin Temple at Sherburn in Elmet Police station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12100209488. they can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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